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Assembly passes bill to install safety cameras on school buses
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:25 am
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Transportation Committee Chairman William Magnarelli announced the passage of a measure to install safety cameras on school buses to monitor overtaking and passing violations (A.4950A, Magnarelli).
Niagara Falls hoops dropped in state semis
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 07:20 pm
The entire 2019 playoff run for the Niagara Falls Wolverines boys basketball team the narrative has been that the big shot always goes down. Friday evening, that was not the case, as the Wolverines were defeated by West Genesee in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals, 59-57.
Morinello announces Italian-American Scholarship opportunities
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 06:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators will once again offer four scholarship opportunities (two academic and two athletic) at this year's Italian-American Day on June 3. The four scholarships will be for $3,000 each and are available to residents of the 145th Assembly District who are current college students or high school seniors entering college.
N-W student hosting event for cause at Wurlitzer Building
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 12:00 pm
From 6-9 p.m. on March 22, Maghrak and her team will host the evening at Events at Wurlitzer, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd. Included at the event will be wine and chocolate samples, live music by Queen City Lights, hors d'oeuvres, basket raffles, vendors, a cash bar and giveaways. 
Holycross announces candidacy for NT School Board
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 12:00 pm
Collin Holycross has formally announced his candidacy for the North Tonawanda School Board.
NCTEC scholarship winners
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 10:00 am
Congratulations were extended to Jake DuMond and Colton Whitlock in the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's auto technology program.
Local Orleans/Niagara BOCES students take home multiple awards at SkillsUSA competition
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 10:00 am
Thirty-one students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers placed in the top-three at the Regional SkillsUSA competition held at Alfred State University.
US News ranks UB graduate programs among nation's best
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
Graduate programs across the University at Buffalo were named among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday.
2019 National Girl Scout Week & Girl Scouts' 107th birthday
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
National Girl Scout Week Sunday, March 10, to Saturday, March 16, is a time to celebrate Girl Scouts as groundbreakers, big thinkers and role models. March 12 marks Girl Scouts' birthday and, at 107 years strong, Girl Scouts continues to offer the best year-round all-girl, girl-led leadership development experience for girls in the world.
Lew-Port's season ends at Far West Regional
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 05:00 pm
It had been the best season in 41 years for the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team, but, Saturday, the squad ran into a juggernaut in undefeated Pittsford-Mendon of Section VI. The Lancers historic season came to a close with an 87-55 loss in the Far West Regionals.
NT's Roberts takes prize in Kids Safe Online poster contest
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 12:50 pm
Meredith Roberts, a student at the North Tonawanda Intermediate School, recently received word that she was one of the winners of the New York State Information Security Office's "Kids Safe Online" poster contest.   
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery in Western New York and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
Special Olympics New York, more than 50 schools to 'Spread the Word' for inclusion
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 04:55 pm
Special Olympics New York, in partnership with more than 50 schools across the state, today kicked off the annual "Spread the Word" campaign, a month of events and activities that promote inclusion in schools and communities around the globe.
Harborcenter announces 2019-20 tournament schedule
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 01:50 pm
The 2019-20 Harborcenter Hockey Tournament Schedule has been announced. The upcoming season's schedule will feature 25 individual tournaments, serving both boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.
Are you interested in running for school board?
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:45 pm
If you have ever considered running for a school board, now is an excellent time to explore the position and process. This year, the Lewiston-Porter Central School District will hold elections to fill three board positions, each holding a three-year term.
M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills launch 11th annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' contest
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:35 pm
M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills have announced their 11th annual "Touchdown for Teachers" program, which recognizes local educators for their outstanding contributions to their students, schools and communities. Peers, family, friends and students can now submit nominations for deserving educators in the Western New York area.
Scott, Gayle lead Lew-Port to first Sect. VI title since 1978
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 09:40 pm
It's been 41 years since the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has won a Section VI championship. Saturday night, the Lancers could party like it's 1978, as the team defeated Amherst, 51-40, in the Section VI Class A2 title game.
Gymnasts compete in Nickel City Classic
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 12:50 pm
The Level 3 Niagara team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics participated in the Nickel City Classic in Orchard Park, on Feb. 10.The team achieved third place overall.
McDougald brothers place at state tournament
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 12:45 pm
This past weekend, five Niagara-Wheatfield wrestlers competed at the 57th annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association Intersectional Wrestling Champions in Albany.
Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District pre-kindergarten program
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 12:25 pm
The New York State Education Department has awarded the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District an annualized grant for pre-kindergarten, initiated in February.
UB to propel nurses into leadership roles through new certificate program
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 04:50 pm
To increase the number of nurses in leadership and management positions, the University at Buffalo School of Nursing has launched the advanced certificate in nursing leadership in partnership with the UB School of Management.
Career expo set for March 27 at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:30 pm
Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the upper level of the university's Gallagher Center.
Niagara-Wheatfield falls in Section VI hockey final
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 01:00 am
In the 2019 Section VI hockey postseason, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons proved doubters wrong by making the large schools final. On Monday night, though, the Falcons were halted at the hands of the Orchard Park Quakers, 4-0.
N-W hockey looking for back-to-back titles
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team is, once again, playing its best hockey at the right time - the playoffs.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: District views safety of Lew-Port students, staff as highest priority
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Last Friday, Feb. 15, multiple law enforcement and emergency services agencies conducted an active shooter exercise on the Lewiston-Porter campus. There has been a lot of press on the event in local media, for which we are thankful, as it is important for the public to both understand the amount of the preparation and to feel secure. Thank you to all first-responders and emergency management agencies who participated and who give their all every single day to keeping our community safe.
NCCC announces fall 2019 scholarships available
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 02:50 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2019 semester.
N-W female wrestlers stand out at state meet
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 02:50 pm
This past weekend, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons female wrestlers competed in the first-ever New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Section VI Girls Invitational and State Championships.
Moving on: Niagara-Wheatfield boys b-ball inches closer to Buff State berth
Wed, Feb 20th 2019 11:35 pm
Wednesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons opened its Section VI Class A1 playoff run with a win over Kenmore West, 73-67.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2019 scholarships available for foodservice & hospitality students
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award five recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their college educations.
Niagara County Central Rotary scholarships to be awarded
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:45 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will award a total of three $1,000 scholarships to students in the Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield advances in playoffs
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 05:35 pm
Saturday, Niagara-Wheatfield defeated Clarence, 3- 0, in the quarterfinals of the Section VI large schools playoffs.
Grand Island wins girls b-ball NFL title
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 10:55 pm
Thursday night, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Lockport Lions, 45-33 in the Niagara Frontier League title game at Lockport High School.
NTHS student wins art scholarship
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:15 pm
The North Tonawanda High School Fine Arts Department recently announced that senior Samuel Fesmire was recognized for his outstanding work of art on display at Daemen College's 50th annual All-High Exhibition, which is shown through Feb. 22 in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Gallery.
N-W BOE to meet
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on Feb. 27, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session.
5 N-W wrestlers win Section VI championships
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:05 pm
Last Saturday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons wrestling team had five wrestlers crowned as Section VI champions during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's 69th annual Section VI Wrestling Championships and 56th annual state qualifier at Starpoint High School.
N-WHS hosting Pink Out Day
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 03:50 pm
On Friday, Feb. 15, Niagara-Wheatfield High School, 2292 Saunders Settlement, will once again do its due diligence for those in need in the community.
N-WHS partners with Empower, ACCES-VR
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 03:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School has partnered with Empower and ACCES-VR in developing a Steps to Work program. This year is the second year of the program.
Smith's double-double leads Falcons to season-ending victory
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:45 am
On Dec. 21, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys basketball team sat with a record of 2-5. Since then, the Falcons proceeded to go 9-4 and finish with an 11-9 record - the program's best, according to coach Erik O'Bryan, in around 14 years.
Girl Scouts launches new series of outdoor adventures for girls to take lead and explore at Girl Scout Summer Camp
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 01:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York Summer Camp registration is now open for all girls in grades K-12. Summer camp is a way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun in an all-girl environment under the guidance of caring, trained adults.
Lewiston-Porter High School presents 'The Addams Family'
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces this year's musical, "The Addams Family," will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the high school auditorium.
 

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